Lupita Walks Lightly

ABOUT THE ARTWORK SERIES: This artwork series is made possible by a grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  “While her most recently completed artwork series, A Childhood in Nature, focused on her past, artist Emily Lupita’s current art project will tell the story of a vision for the future. Told from the perspective of her signature…

Lupita Carries a Giant Geode

ABOUT THE ARTWORK SERIES: This artwork series is made possible by a grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  “While her most recently completed artwork series, A Childhood in Nature, focused on her past, artist Emily Lupita’s current art project will tell the story of a vision for the future. Told from the perspective of her signature…

Lupita’s Sunrise Walk

ABOUT THE ARTWORK SERIES: This artwork series is made possible by a grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  “While her most recently completed artwork series, A Childhood in Nature, focused on her past, artist Emily Lupita’s current art project will tell the story of a vision for the future. Told from the perspective of her signature…

Lupita and the Fish

ABOUT THE ARTWORK SERIES: This artwork series is made possible by a grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  “While her most recently completed artwork series, A Childhood in Nature, focused on her past, artist Emily Lupita’s current art project will tell the story of a vision for the future. Told from the perspective of her signature…

Lupita Healed by Flowers

ABOUT THE ARTWORK SERIES: This artwork series is made possible by a grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  “While her most recently completed artwork series, A Childhood in Nature, focused on her past, artist Emily Lupita’s current art project will tell the story of a vision for the future. Told from the perspective of her…

Lupita and a Buck at Sunset

ABOUT THis ARTWORK SERIES: This artwork series is made possible by a grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  “While her most recently completed artwork series, A Childhood in Nature, focused on her past, Emily Lupita’s current art project will tell the story of a vision for the future. Told from the perspective of her signature…

Lupita and the Giant Hummingbird

ABOUT THE ARTWORK SERIES: This artwork series is made possible by a grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  “While her most recently completed artwork series, A Childhood in Nature, focused on her past, Emily Lupita’s current art project will tell the story of a vision for the future. Told from the perspective of her signature…

Lupita Winter Wonderland

Lupita Winter Wonderland is a vision of connection between the landscape, tree, sky, and Lupita. She’s smiling! Lupita doesn’t smile that often, but she’s filled with joyful energy here. The tree sparkles with color that reflects in Lupita’s braided hair. Even though it’s snowing, Lupita isn’t cold. She feels completely at home in the snow….

Lupita Paints A Rainbow

The fourth painting in my new artwork series. “Lupita Paints a Rainbow.” Blessings, Emily Lupita ABOUT THE ARTWORK SERIES: This artwork series is made possible by a grant from the BeWildReWild Fund atIowa Natural Heritage Foundation.  “While her most recently completed artwork series, A Childhood in Nature, focused on her past, Emily Lupita’s current art project will tell the…

Turtle Stories

The third painting in my new artwork series. “Lupita Listens to a Turtle’s Story.” About the artwork series: This artwork series is made possible by a grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. While her most recently completed artwork series, A Childhood in Nature, focused on her past, Emily Lupita’s current art…

Lupita Holds A Whippoorwill

This is the second painting of twenty in my new artwork series, “Lupita Dreams 2070.” This painting comes from a special memory of holding a whippoorwill early in the morning out in our field. She was exhausted from singing all night and I protected her until she got enough strength back to fly away. I…

Art Grant 2021 – BeWildReWild

I’m excited to share that I have been granted an Artist Community Gathering Grant for 2021 from the BeWildReWild fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. This is such wonderful news and I’m full of ideas for my next artwork series! This new series is titled, “Lupita Vision 2070” and will be a meditation on Lupita’s…

Lupita Under the Weeping Willow

About the Series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as the illustrations for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your…

Lupita Discovers Her Calling – Childhood Book 2020

About the Series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as the illustrations for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your…

First 10 Paintings – Wild Plums Book

This is a big day for me. I’ve finally finished the first 10 paintings for my new book. Wow – it was a fun journey to get this far. Only 10 more to go for my full set of 20 paintings. About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing…

Wild Plums Book – Hammock

The next painting in my “Growing Wild Plums” series.Lupita and Mavi by the Hammock Under the Pear Trees.By Emily Lupita ©️ 2020 About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings…

Living Room – Wild Plums

The next painting in my “Growing Wild Plums” series.Lupita and Mavi in the Living Room in Winter.By Emily Lupita ©️ 2020 About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as…

Growing Wild Plums – Barn Clouds Drawing

This painting has stayed in my mind and worked itself out over some time. I’ve been trying different designs to combine my Lupita paintings with my childhood memories. This one felt different as soon as I drew it. I’m excited! About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up…

Sledding on the Hill – Childhood Book

This painting makes me smile. We had some good times sledding out there on the hill in the depths of winter. I wanted to show how completely empty and stark the landscape could look in winter. Yet there we were out in the middle of the emptiness having a fantastic time. Our dogs were experts…

Growing Wild Plums – Painting 3

Painting #3: A scene from our living room out on the hill. Always a loyal good dog nearby. Art and color everywhere. My mother’s paintings 🖼 on the walls. She won many art prizes over the years. Her iris paintings even won best in show. I would sit and try to make art like she…